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Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #5)

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When Joe Stoshack's dad ends up in the hospital after a car accident, he has two words to say to his son: Mickey Mantle. For Stosh has a special power -- with a baseball card in hand, he can travel back in time. And his dad has a rare card -- Mantle's valuable 1951 rookie card. "I've been thinking about it for a long time. Go back to 1951. You're the only one who can do it ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 17th 2004 by HarperCollins (first published 2003)
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summary: A boy named Joe Stoshack can travel through time with baseball cards. His dad got in a car wreck and it paralyzed himself. He told Joe to get his Micke Mantle card and go tell Mickey Mantle not to step on the drain in the yankees stadium outfield. His cousin switched the card with a different card and that made him go some where else.

opinion: I thought it was good although I wish he got to meet Mickey Mantle as a profesional.

recomendation: I think you should read this book and theres al
Grace Bradley
Mickey and Me is about a boy named Joe Stoshack who tries to travel back in time to when Mickey Mantle was a baseball player in 1951. Instead, he winds up in 1944 on the All American Girls Professional Baseball team. He learns a lot about what women have to go through to play the game that they love. It was interesting to read about how difficult it was for women to play sports back then. I liked this book because it talked about how women struggled and faced ridicule for playing sports that wer ...more
Blake Lauchner
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Cam Phinney
First it starts off with Joe "Stosh" Stoshack's dad getting into a major car accident. When Stosh is next to hospital bed with his dad his dad tells him to go back in time with baseball cards and tell Micky Mantle to be careful of the drain pipe in center field at Yankee Stadium. His dad says the card is under a loose floorboard. Once Stosh finds the card he takes it to his bedroom so he can travel back in time. While he was getting ready his little cousin swithced the Micky Mantle card with a 1 ...more
Kate Schwarz
With a clever twist with the sneaky intent to teach mostly boy readers about girls in baseball, Gutman writes Mickey and Me. The first few chapters are about Mickey Mantle, a well-known player that truthfully I looked forward to learning about. Baseball-crazy Ben and I were hooked, eagerly reading page after page. (Lorelei had read this book on her own a month or so ago.)

But, right before he travels back in time holding his Mickey Mantle card, his cousin sneaks him a Mickey Maguire card. Mickey
Aug 24, 2008 Ty rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: sports fans
I liked this book okay. I thought it was going to be about Mickey Mantle but it wasn't. It was about Mickey Maguire, a girl baseball player. Since a WWII was going on all the men baseball players were at war and couldn't play baseball. The girls decided to play and keep baseball alive.
Mickey and me by Dan Gutman.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5 because this book was always on the edge. This book was always on edge because it always because it always had something excited in it. This book was about a boy named joe stoshack and he can travel through time a meet historical figures. In the beginning of the book he dad is in a bad car accident, so his dad gives him a mickey mantle card to go back in time. But then his mom makes him babysit his cousin samantha who collects base ball
Logan Mcdade
I read Mickey and Me by Dan Gutman. The genre is Fyntasy adventure. Joe Stoshack has the ability to travel through time with baseball cards, so whatever card he is holding and travels with is where he's going and he goes to the time of that players time. His dad got in a car accident and told him that he needed to go back to Mickey Mantles time and warns him about stepping on a drain that eventually ruined his leg by breaking it. As he was traveling his cousin switches the cards. The card she ga ...more
I is a good book I really like Dan Gutman he is a great writer i have read some of his books and they are all great.
My son has a really hard time reading, & I search high & low for ANYTHING that might catch his interest. With Mickey & Me ... we hit a homerun! On the nights I couldn't read with him, he would fill me in the next morning about all that I missed. It's been wonderful listening to the excitement in his voice.

Dan Gutman did an excellent job pulling us into the story, with colorful, funny, lovable characters. It's a great tale about a 13 yr old boy with a special gift to travel thru time
I loved this book. First it started off with Joe's father getting into a car accident and nearly dying. His father's last words were don't let Mickey Mantle trip over the hidden drain outlet in the Yankee Stadiums outfield. Joe went on a mission and his cousin interferred with it. Joe was traveling back in time when his nine year old cousin switched out the Mickey Mantle card with a Connie Wisniewski. When Joe arrived he it appeared to look like a pitch black locker room. Joe was confused on whe ...more
Cole E
Jun 08, 2015 Cole E added it
Mickey and Me By Dan Gutman.
The book Mickey and Me is a baseball book about a kid traveling back in time with baseball cards. This book was ok I would rate it 3 stars because I didn’t like it as much as some of the other books I read. My favorite book in the series is Babe and Me which is about Babe Ruth. Mickey and Me is now my least favorite book in this series and I read all of the books in the series. Mickey was a good player but wasn’t for me a very interesting topic. I rate this 3 out of 5
Roslyn T
Mickey and Me By Dan Gutman.
The book Mickey and Me is a baseball book about a kid traveling back in time with baseball cards. This book was ok I would rate it 3 stars because I didn’t like it as much as some of the other books I read. My favorite book in the series is Babe and Me which is about Babe Ruth. Mickey and Me is now my least favorite book in this series and I read all of the books in the series. Mickey was a good player but wasn’t for me a very interesting topic. I rate this 3 out of 5
Jul 09, 2014 Lucas rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
Just like the other books in the series that I've read, this one has some fantastic facts and interesting details from the time period (1944, All American Girl Professional Baseball League) but there is just enough language and/ or situations within the pages that keeps me from adding it to my 5th grade library even though it is written on a level that my students would be able to handle.

It really is too bad that I have to worry what parents might say because of one or two pages in a book when
Tytus Rashid
Well first of all I want to just state that this was probably the most amazing book I have read and understood in the past five years. If you like baseball and the background it has ever since the Vietnam war and how the girls played I bet that you would adore this book as much as I did. If I were the managers of the professional baseball team for woman I would have let them play on, even when the Vietnam soldiers got back from war. So I strongly suggest that you read this book so you will know ...more
Teagen Moser
it was a good book.
Brady Kelley
The book Mickey & Me was one of my favorite books. I enjoyed the book because I know a lot of about baseball.This kid named Joe Stoshack can travel through time using baseball cards. Joe was going through time to tell Mickey Mantle to watch out for a drain in the middle of the baseball field. But his cousin switched cards with a Dorothy Maguire card. My favorite part in the book was when the girls found out that Joe was in their locker room. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes ...more
Bariza Kennedy Sunday
If you had the chance to travel through time and change something, would you? In Mickey and Me by Dan Gutman, the main character Joey has a gift of traveling through time by holding a baseball card. Joey travels through time to fulfill favor for his dad to go through time to warn Mickey Mantle about a drain in the outfield that ultimately damaged Mickey’s career. Starting in Louisville, Kentucky, Joey travels to other places such as a 1944 women’s baseball field in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I read th ...more
Eric The
This is a book that took me about 4 hours to read and it was worth it. The begging is a little weird be at the the end it all makes since why the things happened. The thing that I love about this book is that it was so unpredictable. I never would of thought that the kid that was his age was going to be that famous baseball player that tripped over the pipe and his card that was worth 75 thousand dollars. Also so I think that it is funny how his little sister switched that cards while he was go ...more
Max W
Plot Summary: Stosh is back with a new exciting novel. This time not everything is ok his dad has been in a car accident. That's when his father tells him that he has hidden a mickey mantle rookie card. Which is worth ALOT of money. Then Joe Stoshacks' mom comes in and tells him you should go home. Turns out Joe has to babysit his 9 year old cousin Samantha. Samantha tells Joe that she collects baseball cards and can name anyone of them. Then Joe tells her about his secret power (that he can tra ...more
a. Science Fiction
b. 151 pages
c. Mickey & Me by Dan Gutman is a book about a 13 year old named Joseph Stoshack. In this baseball card adventure, he travels back to the 1940's and meets Mickey Maguire. He was trying to meet Mickey Mantle but his mischievous cousin, Samantha, switched the baseball card at the last moment while he was time traveling. He ends up in the Milwaukee Chicks' locker room. He becomes their mascot for a short period of time. He has a lot of experiences while being on th
Matt Bailey
Mickey & Me, by Dan Gutman, takes you on an adventure of a young boy named Joe Stoshack who must travel back in time to help major league baseball player, Mickey Mantle. Joe has the secret power of traveling back in time through baseball cards. When Joe goes to visit his father in the hospital after he is in a serious car crash, he tells him that he must go back to 1951 and stop Mickey Mantle from injuring himself. When he goes to travel back to 1951 he discovers he has gone back to the summ ...more
Mar 21, 2014 Dillon added it
This was a good book. It was about a kid that travels back in time using a baseball card. He wants to travel back to see Mickey mantle, but his little cuisine switches the card he is using to a different one. When he travels back he is not where he is supposed to be. He ends up in a girl locker room. Towards the end of the book he meets Mickey mantle when he is 13 years old and he got his autograph. This book was an exiting book and I recommend this book to people that like adventures.
Ryan Oswald
This book is called Mickey and Me. It is written by Dan Gutman. This book is an Historical Novel. In this book the main character wants to go back in time to see Mickey Mantle. But his little cousin switches out the cards so he goes back to world war 2 and meets an all girl baseball team. A lot happens while he is there. I rated this 5 stars because I was interested the whole book and wanted to keep reading.
Carter Myers
After reading 18 pages of Mickey and Me by Dan Gutman, I chose to read this for my book report. I chose to read this for my book report because this is a book about baseball and it's my favorite sport. The genre is Fantasy adventure. Joe Stoshack has the ability to travel through time with baseball cards, so whatever card he is holding and travels with is where he's going and he goes to the time of that players time. Lastly, I rated this book 5 stars because it's such a fun, interesting, and sma ...more
Mikel Arocho 250 pages

This book is about a fourteen year old boy named Josh Stoshack who goes back in time to year 1951 meet a professional baseball named Mickey Mantle who plays outfield for the Milwaukee Rangers. But instead of going to year 1951 he goes to year 1944. He thought that there was a mistake and there was a mistake and he think that when closes his eyes someone might of taken his card and gave him a girl card and then when he he was in year 1944 he had saw girls in their uniforms
I hated this, it was such a downer. I mistakenly read this book first in the series and I cant read another because this one was so horrible. It starts out with a kid who can go into the past by holding baseball cards. The kids dad dead and his last words were stop mickey from getting injured and the kid assumes that his father meant mickey mantle. So he takes the rare mickey mantle card and while in the process of going back in time his sister slips a woman's baseball card into his hand so he d ...more
Lars Guthrie
I should have felt gypped. It's not about Mickey Mantle, except in the most peripheral of ways, so the title and cover are clearly an example of bait and switch. Dan Gutman managed to charm me into accepting that because he has come up with a young teenage narrator, Joe Stoshack, who is an authentic character. That makes the gimmick for this series (transporting oneself through time with baseball cards) and the false premise of this book (it's really about the All-American Girls Professional Bas ...more
I think this is pretty good historical fiction for its target audience of young baseball fans.
Ben Crosbie
Interesting book about the professional women's baseball league that existed in the 1940s.
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more
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